MDH reports 230 new COVID-19 cases, fewest deaths recorded in report since April 13
Monday, the Minnesota Department of Health reported 230 new cases that tested positive for COVID-19, pushing the state’s total to 30,693 cases.
MDH reports there are 1,304 total deaths, with six additional deaths reported Monday. That is the fewest recorded number of deaths in a single report since April 13. Of the entire total, 1,034 have occurred in long-term care or assisted living facilities, MDH reported. The state health department also notes that 31 COVID-19 deaths are listed as "probable," stating COVID-19 is listed on the death certificate but a positive test is not documented for the person.
The department stated, as of Monday, the state has completed a total of 422,922.
According to MDH, 3,630 total cases have required hospitalization. Of that total, 353 remained in the hospital Monday with 186 in intensive care.
MDH states 26,609 patients no longer need to be isolated. MDH is now reporting that the number of patients who no longer need isolation represents individuals with confirmed COVID-19 who no longer need to self-isolate. MDH is now reporting that the number of patients no longer needing isolation "does not include those who have died; the cumulative number was adjusted to reflect that change."
According to the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering, the virus has infected more than 7.94 million people worldwide and killed over 434,000.
More than 3.79 million people worldwide have recovered as of Monday.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, patients with confirmed COVID-19 have mild to severe respiratory problems, with symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath. Some patients report having muscle aches, headache, sore throat, and/or chills and shaking.
Note: According to MDH – "Because all data are preliminary, the change in number of cumulative positive cases and deaths from one day to the next may not equal the newly reported cases or deaths."